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Commons graziers in line for pay outs after CAP u-turn
Following a judicial review legal challenge, Defra admitted on 16 March 2015 it has been underpaying thousands of commons graziers under its previous More ...
TB Control Plans 2015
If your plan is still correct, a new TB Control Plan is not required & a letter confirming no changes will suffice. Each Association must submit a More ...
Basic Payment Scheme (BPS) & Commons Mapping Update
Map packs for each CL No. will be sent out in Feb/March. Consulation will last for 28 days. The RPA is considering holding a number of surgeries to More ...
New Agri-Environment Schemes
Natural England has updated its Q&A document which gives details about the transition from the current Rural Development Programme (RDP), which fi More ...

Dartmoor is an upland region of moorland in the county of Devon, in the southwest of England. It covers approximately 368 square miles, and rises to 621m (2037 ft) above sea level. Underlying the moor is Carboniferous granite, which is visible at the surface as tors - rocky outcrops at the summits of many of the hills.

The Moor was designated a National Park in 1951. Nearly 36000 hectares (88900 acres) of the Park is common land, some 37% of the Park's whole area and more than 75% of its moorland. Importantly, the commons form the heartland of Dartmoor and that vast open space which is the main reason for its National Park status.

Under the Dartmoor Commons Act (1985), the Commoners' Council is elected to represent the commoners, make regulations about most matters affecting the management of the commons and the welfare of stock on the commons, and to enforce the Dartmoor Commoners' Council Regulations.

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Lambing & Bird Watching Season

1st March - 31st July

Always keep your dog under close control in the vicinity of farm animals. Guidance Leaflet

Sick & Injured Animals

Have you seen sheep chased - savaged - killed - by dogs?

Contact LIVESTOCK PROTECTION OFFICER Karla McKechnie on 07873 587561

Dartmoor Livestock Protection Society is campaigning to make it mandatory to take DNA samples from all dogs at the More ...

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